WARRIORS, 27 Dec 2016Thank you Tauqr for your long positive response ,really appreciated for your valuable inputs .... moreHi warrior,
Since you are on 126.96.36.199.0 from AliExpress, you are on completely different channel of ROM and I doubt AliExpress will release any updates on that channel.
For a device to receive official updates it must be on the official channel. The official ROM channel releases updates. Here channel term is used for analogy. I suggest you install latest official ROM from MIUI forum following instructions given there for corresponding method you want to choose. Since you want to go to official from un official, I recommend fastboot method as it will do a clean install. Also, I haven't personally found any problem with AliExpress ROM or find it risky..But if you can help it why not go for official.
tauqr, 26 Dec 2016You should read it in detail here http://en.miui.com/thread-149416-1-1.html
Also, a very deta... moreThank you Tauqr for your long positive response ,really appreciated for your valuable inputs .
I have Bought MI5S from AliExpress came with 188.8.131.52.0 global ROM version which was custom ROM from AliExpress.so is it safe to use this version (184.108.40.206.0)for security or malware related issues ?? In the update section its showing no update available but as you know official MIUI has version like 220.127.116.11 (Latest ) .so will i ever get update ?? .whats your suggestion should i unlock it and Flashing ROM via fastboot method ? See the problem is There is lot of uncertain issues over Unlocking device .so From 18.104.22.168.0 global ROM version to latest Global Rom will i ever get update ???
WARRIORS, 26 Dec 2016Hello tauqr ,
In the MIUI forum flashing tutorials for Mi 5s MIUI 8 V22.214.171.124.MAGCNDI China ... moreYou should read it in detail here http://en.miui.com/thread-149416-1-1.html
Also, a very detailed step by step instruction manual is available at the download section for each ROM flash method.
System Updates are usually small in size where you put them in a particular folder on phone, point to it and restart. Done!
Recovery update is another popular method where you install a recovery software, either a third party like TWERP or use system's own recovery software. With this method you can choose to only flash the OS partition and save your data. Your files and media will be safe.
Fastboot method is used when you want a clean install of a ROM. This can erase everything and help install other compatible ROMs.
Moreover if you don't know how to begin, you should follow the instructions as there are so many available on MIUI forum.
My personal suggestions: if you want to install an official MIUI from fake/preinstalled custom ROM from online resellers choose the fastboot method.
Also, easy way to tell fakes from original is : official MIUI has version like 126.96.36.199 while unofficial/fake have 188.8.131.52.0. Notice the number of dots in its ROM version. Also, you can always search for latest version at official site. Current latest version is 184.108.40.206 so obviously any ROM starting 8.1.x.x is fake/custom. There are risks of using such ROMs as they might have malware inbuilt to steal private data.
My personal MI5S bought from AliExpress came with 220.127.116.11.0 global ROM version which was custom ROM from AliExpress.
Hope this answers some of your questions.
WARRIORS, 29 Nov 2016Hello Tauqr i want to know as you said we should use China stable Rom so my question is regard... moreHello tauqr ,
In the MIUI forum flashing tutorials for Mi 5s MIUI 8 V18.104.22.168.MAGCNDI China Stable ROM there, So want to ask you some question Regarding Flashing ROM . what is the difference Between "System Update" "Recovery Update " & "Fastboot Update"
i have to use only one of the method from there such as "System Update" ???
Query, 25 Dec 2016What is type-C USB port like? Does it support OTG?yes,it support otg
mrh, as far as I know, Mi Suite still has problems, so we'll have to wait to use it to transfer files to and from PC with Xiaomi.
I just bought mi5s. And my battery drains fast. I've checked battery usage, 'phone idle' consume too much at night. When I switched to airplane mode, battery performance OK. I m confused.
I bought this phone.
It is awesome.
Only problem of anyone can help me. how to use the MI app on pc to do backups
Hi i want to buy a new phone and i dont know which is better xiaomi mi5 or mi5s thank you
awessome phone. i use it 1 month. battery fantastic, killer camera, nice design. worth the money. even the bazel around the screan is not too bed
mi mi5s 4gb/128gb fingerprint scaner dont work all the times,i think in a future update it will be fixed,i hope it will be fixed :(
Giannisgr41, 21 Dec 2016my mi5s is locking gps inside the house very quickly.outside also has no problem at allAre you using stable china rom?
Any problm with waze or other app that need gps?
my mi5s is locking gps inside the house very quickly.outside also has no problem at all
tauqr, 02 Dec 2016Mi5S changes that was noticeable and well appreciated in comparison to Mi5.
1. Camera :) awes... moreI just wanna ask about the gps locking?
Is there aby issue with the gps locking while on the road?